Today, we are touring the dining room. Well, it's what we call the dining room. It's really too big to be classified as a breakfast nook, but with the open concept of our living area, this the designated eating space.
I mean, first off we have to talk about that glamorous high chair! While it doesn't fit into the amazing magazine photos, it's our real life. I have to give a PSA to the Fischer Price Space Saver High Chair. This has been a breeze to take with us, plus we don't have a big bulky highchair in the way. It fits perfectly on our chairs and Aspen gets to participate in family dinner, not be separated. We purchased ours off Amazon which I linked above if you are interested.
If you follow me on instagram, I'm sure you have noticed my favorite aspect about this room, the DIY Shelf we put up behind the table. It's such a fun aspect to the room.
Against the wall is one of my favorite flea market finds, the butcher block wine rack. I would love to paint the base of this white to give it a lighter farmhouse look.
To the right of the butcher block is a built in shelf. We left the red backing from the previous owner since it complemented my fun razorback dishes (told you I was a crazed fanatic) and cookbooks.
Remember the homemade silhouettes I created back when we first moved it? I finally got around to adding Aspen's silhouette to go along with ours.
So here is what we plan to change about this space:
1. Update the Light Fixture: I would love to add a more industrial type pendant light and have it center the table. Would this box pendant from Shades of Light not be so much fun over a round table?
2. Table Upgrade: This is the table I've had since college, it works fine in this space, but I would love to update it to something a bit longer and lighter and more grown up. Perhaps play around with some mix & match chairs? I would love to find a round table to put in this area like this one from Restoration Hardware.
3. Update the Built In: I want to give this a fresh coat of paint and have some fun with some wallpaper. I would also like to bring in a few more farmhouse style pieces to help move this room into the direction I started with the corbel shelf.
|Removeable Wallpaper - Etsy|
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